These recommendations reflect the views of the site authors (Drs. Booksh and Rozovsky) only.
Patricia Redden’s presentation about Service dogs in the academic laboratory
A great discussion of service dogs in the laboratory in Nature 2021
Redden, P. Service Dogs in the Chemistry Laboratory, Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, 2016, 23(1), 32-34
From our very own SELI program! Using Graphiti and tactile graphics for protein visualization. See free article
Accessible Chemistry Curriculum used by Accessible Science to make hands-on chemistry accessible to blind or visually impaired high school and early college students pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed300600p
The webpage of Accessible Science, a nonprofit that runs hands-on chemistry camps for blind or visually impaired students: www.accessiblescience.org
See also Mona Minkara website Vision is More Than Sight
Not an accommodation per se but watch Annamarie Ross who teaches at RIT
Emerging technologies: Helping blind navigate
New technology: high tech glasses
Our team recommends Dragon NaturallySpeaking for voice recognition software. Also recommended is https://www.naturalreaders.com/ which reads in a natural voice.
Teaching Chemistry to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students in the time of COVID-19
Access technology resources from the Rochester Institute of Technology
Sonocent – A highly recommended audio note taking program
Community network for deaf scientists– a letter in Science April 28 2017
Welcoming deaf students into STEM – an article in Life Sciences Education Vol. 17, No. 3, September 1, 2018
For additional information see relevant chapter in Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities by Annemarie Ross (Author) and Todd Pagano (Author) – Open access book at http://scholarworks.rit.edu/ritbooks/2/
Additional references for Chemistry education for the blind:
Prehensile Technologie develops new assist technology
More about accessible laboratories on the University of Washington DO IT.
Science 2017 scientists with learning disabilities
A guide for selecting college for students with learning disability
A few book suggestions that college educators, parents, and students will find helpful:
Educational reintegration for students with traumatic brain injury; see AccreditedSchoolsOnline
ASBMB Personalized protocols – Mandated by law, mental health accommodations can help some students and researchers succeed in the lab — but first they have to ask.
What happens when you’re disabled but nobody can tell NYTimes 2020
How I came out about my disability NYTimes 2020
Combining the Maker Movement with Accessibility Needs in an Undergraduate Laboratory: A Cost-Effective Text-to-Speech Multipurpose, Universal Chemistry Sensor Hub (MUCSH) for Students with Disabilities
Consideration of higher risks for chemical exposure to persons with disabilities in laboratories